The following summary of calls for service/reports filed by the Riley County Police Department is a portion of those received by police. Some names, addresses, and case details are withheld to follow local, state, and federal law and in an attempt to protect community members from being victimized further. Those arrested are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
MANHATTAN, KAN. –
Officers filed a report for criminal damage to property and criminal deprivation of property in Manhattan on August 10, 2022, around 12:00 p.m. A 53-year-old female was listed as the victim when it was reported two cell phones she owned her being used by a 33-year-old female and a 34-year-old male who would not return them to the victim. A third cell phone the victim owned that was being used by the suspects was damaged when it was thrown out of a car window. The estimated total loss associated with this case is $2,300.
Officers responded to the report of an injury crash in the intersection of S. Seth Child and Southwind Roads in Manhattan on August 10, 2022, around 2:00 p.m. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Rebecca Lazarus, 23, of Manhattan was traveling northbound on S. Seth Child when she turned west onto Southwind and hit a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by MacKenzie Clements, 21, of Manhattan that was traveling southbound on S. Seth Child. The impact of the crash sent Lazarus spinning into a 2016 Hyundai semi truck’s trailer axel. Lazarus was transported to Via Christi by EMS for treatment of arm and other injuries. Malia Clements, 19, of Junction City, a passenger of the Dodge Journey, was also transported to Via Christi by EMS for treatment of a possible broken ankle. MacKenzie Clements was seen at Via Christi after being transported privately for rib pain.
Officers filed a report for theft in the 800 block of Commons Pl. in Manhattan on August 10, 2022, around 4:00 p.m. Target was listed as the victim when it was reported an unknown male suspect stole numerous clothing items. The estimated total loss associated with this case is approximately $900. Anyone with information can contact RCPD or the Manhattan Riley County Crime Stoppers. Using the Crime Stoppers service can allow you to remain anonymous and could qualify you for a cash reward of up to $1,000.dailycitationmedia_08-11-2022